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'No' Director Pablo Larrain Says Yes To Helming 'Scarface' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2014 2:28 PM
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We always knew the "Scarface" remake was coming, with Universal developing the project for a few years now. But we weren't expecting Pablo Larrain to be the one to bring this new vision of gangsterism to the multiplex.

Watch: 'Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded' Short Films By Claire Denis, James Franco, Paul Schrader & Many More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 24, 2013 10:45 AM
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Not all of us have the luxury of being able to drop everything and head off to world’s most prestigious film festivals, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the Venice International Film Festival commissioned “Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded,” a series of seventy shorts from directors all over the world. Lucky for you, a sizable chunk of those shorts have landed online for your viewing pleasure.

Kristen Wiig & TV On The Radio Frontman Tunde Adebimpe Will Make A 'Nasty Baby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2013 8:34 PM
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You've got to hand it to director Sebastian Silva... he has certainly defied all expectations. After scoring a little arthouse hit with 2009's festival fave "The Maid," Silva didn't cash in those chips for something mainstream, but instead pivoted around and let his freak flag fly. He teamed up with Michael Cera for two movies that dropped this year, the druggy road trip "Crystal Fairy" and the Polanski-esque thriller "Magic Magic." His next move? How about a comedy about two gay men looking to have a baby?

Review: It's Ad Men vs. Bad Men In Pablo Larrain's Exciting, Funny, Moving 'No' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

  • By James Rocchi
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  • February 13, 2013 8:02 PM
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"No" is exactly the kind of film you hope to stumble across -- a film that hadn't been on your radar until buzz from too many quarters too diverse to be ignored made you seek it out, discovering a film that's extraordinarily well-made, superbly acted, funny, human, warm, principled and, yes, as enthrallingly entertaining as it is fiercely moral and intelligent. Set in Chile in 1988, "No" stars Gael Garcia Bernal as Réne, a "creative" at an ad agency. At the start of the film, he's explaining to a group of clients how this spot he's about to show them represents the new, young feeling of Chile, and how it's in tune with the youth of that country and their needs. And then he rolls … a soda commercial, full of shoulderpad-wearing rockers, exultant crowds of youth, and a mime.

Watch: 7 Clips From Pablo Larrain's Oscar Nominated 'No' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 23, 2013 10:20 AM
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The US premiere for Pablo Larrain’s film “No” is finally around the corner and to commemorate its release, seven different clips of the film are now online. The film was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics after attracting a great amount of buzz when it premiered at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight and it looks as if they are wasting no time trying to get the word out about the film. And now that “No” has recently picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, it should be an even easier sell.

Watch: U.S. Trailer For Pablo Larrain's Cannes Sensation 'No' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 18, 2012 9:19 AM
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From its promising beginnings winning the top prize at the Cannes' Directors' Fortnight this past May, to quickly gathering buzz enough afterward to secure distribution from Sony Pictures Classics, Pablo Larrain's political rouser “No” has just appeared with a new U.S. trailer in hopes of gaining ground as an Oscar contender.

Watch: Grand Spanish-Language Trailer For Pablo Larrain's Cannes Sensation 'No'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 25, 2012 9:38 AM
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Despite walking away from the Croisette as one of the most talked-about films -- earning the top prize at the Directors' Fortnight -- things have been quiet since for Pablo Larrain's "No." But with the fall festival season around the corner, the film will be making a victory lap, and a Spanish language trailer has arrived to give you a peek at what you can expect.

Pablo Larrain's 'No' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal Takes Top Prize At Cannes Directors' Fortnight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 4:37 PM
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It has been one helluva week for Pablo Larrain. Easily one of the most buzzed-about movies on the Croisette -- and it wasn't even in the proper festival lineup, playing the Directors' Fortnight instead -- the biggest question being asked among those who saw and fell in love with "No" was how the Cannes selection committee didn't manage to snag this one for themselves. In the end, it doesn't matter -- the movie spoke for itself and has walked away with the top prize, the Art Cinema Award.

Watch: 5 Minute Clip From Pablo Larrain's Cannes Sensation 'No' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 24, 2012 8:42 AM
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One of the best-received films so far over at Cannes is Chilean director Pablo Larrain's "No," starring Gael Garcia Bernal. Its rave reviews have even seen many question why it wasn't chosen for the official competition lineup as opposed to the Directors' Fortnight as it may very well have been a Palme d'Or candidate.

Pablo Larrain's 'No' Picked Up For U.S. By Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Nabs Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 23, 2012 11:41 AM
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When movies aren’t being watched at the Cannes Film Festival, they’re being purchased, and we’ve got news of a couple that have been picked up for North American distribution.

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